KILLER robots Artificial intelligence ‘will be used to do EVIL THINGS’ w.arns expert. Martin Ford, the author behind New York Times bestseller ‘Rise of the Robots’, said there are many risks that people must be aware of when it comes to role of artificial intelligence in society. He said: “Artificial intelligence, robots and smart software are going to be used by criminals to hack in to systems and do evil things.” When questioned on the threat of blackmailing hackers, the robotics expert gave an insight into what may be to come.